Lost Civilizations - The Ancient Egyptians

3.1 avg rating
( 10 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781560067559: Lost Civilizations - The Ancient Egyptians
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

For more than 4,000 years, Egypt ruled the Nile river valley. When the civilization vanished, so too, it seemed, did its achievements. Archeological evidence, however, disagrees. This title will examine the rise, fall, and lasting effects of the ancient Egyptians.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

"Well-written, well-researched...Boxed sidebars provide additional information...black-and-white photos, maps, and reproductions highlight important points in the text."
-- School Library Journal (June 2001) (School Library Journal 20010601)

"This excellent presentation incorporates information about archeological study and projects that led to revealing the history of that area. Chapters trace this ancient land from its early settlements and agrarian societies...through the growth of city-states and empires to their demise. The text is highly readable, material is well-organized; and black-and-white photographs, reproductions, and maps are well integrated. The addition of quotes from many primary archeological sources makes this a vivid study...An extensive bibliography and list suggested reading round out a welcome and useful addition to sources on ancient cultures."
-- School Library Journal (June 2001) (School Library Journal 20010601)

"A clear and informative presentation. Six chapters cover the rise and fall of this early civilization as well as information on daily life, architecture, artisans, royalty, religious beliefs, and scientific understanding. Sidebars provide additional facts...The black-and-white photos of artifacts and sites provide additional information. A solid resource where ancient history is a part of the curriculum."
-- School Library Journal (May 2001) (School Library Journal 20010501)

"The use of quotations from primary and secondary scholarly sources provides a firsthand glimpse into the period and the personal views on a number of topics. Informative black-and-white photographs, reproductions, and maps appear throughout. A well-written, solidly researched study."
-- School Library Journal (March 2001) (School Library Journal 20010301)

"Nardo gives a sense of the change throughout the civilization's long history as well as the stability it brought to the ancient world through, among other things, its administration of law. Among the black-and-white illustrations, many works of art are reproduced...the texts are quite readable and authoritative. Well-researched, well-organized, enlightening overviews."
-- Booklist ( Febraury 2001) (Booklist 20010215)

From School Library Journal:

Gr 6-10-This well-written, well-researched title begins with a discussion of predynastic Egypt and concludes with the death of Cleopatra. Individual chapters cover the Old, Middle, and New Kingdoms. Pyramid building, gods and goddesses, warfare, and medicine and magic are among the topics considered under these headings. The final chapter provides background on early Egyptologists and archaeological explorations, and the influence of this ancient culture on the modern world. Boxed sidebars provide additional information on such topics as pyramid building, mummies, medicine, and military life. The average-quality, black-and-white photos, maps, and reproductions highlight important points in the text.

Carol Wichman, formerly at Northridge Local Schools, Dayton, OH

Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Allison Lassieur
Published by Lucent Books (2000)
ISBN 10: 1560067551 ISBN 13: 9781560067559
New Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Lucent Books, 2000. Hardcover. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1560067551

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 91.48
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Allison Lassieur
Published by Lucent Books (2000)
ISBN 10: 1560067551 ISBN 13: 9781560067559
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Lucent Books, 2000. Hardcover. Condition: New. 1. Seller Inventory # DADAX1560067551

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 2,437.70
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds